Global Event Promotes Pursuit of Peace

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Photo of portion of packed crowd at Jehovahs Witnesses Convention in 2011
District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Toledo, Ohio 2011. Photo courtesy of Counselman Collection. Flickr

2022 “Pursue Peace” Convention Unites 239 Countries in More Than 500 Languages

Against the tragic backdrop of a historic conflict in Europe, some Saint Cloud residents will unite with millions around the globe to promote the timely theme “Pursue Peace” as they participate in a six-part annual event scheduled for July and August, 2022.

the theme of this year’s convention addresses the concerns of many that the world has no peace and how to pursue and maintain it.

“Convention season has always been a special time of year for my wife and me,” said Saint Cloud resident Keith Barros. “We love being taught to be better husbands, wives, parents, children, neighbors and friends.” Commenting on why he feels the theme of this year’s convention addresses the concerns of many, Keith said that “this world has no peace. I can’t wait to learn how we can do more to not only pursue peace, but also maintain it.” 

Jehovah’s Witnesses have been holding global conventions for more than 100 years, the last three years featuring virtual events accessed through the free JW Library app or at jw.org. The program’s first segment will be available for streaming or download beginning June 27, 2022. All are invited to attend the program at no charge.

“This convention is an object lesson in how peace is being achieved by a global community right now as it unites millions of people even in areas of conflict like Ukraine and Russia,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The power of the principles being discussed transcends national borders, ethnic differences and language barriers. Both individuals and families will benefit from attending the program.”

Prior to 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention locally at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.  While they hope to host in-person large gatherings again in the future, the decision was made late last year to again hold the 2022 convention virtually. On April 1 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses began meeting in person for the first time in two years locally and around the world.

The three-day convention will be available in six parts, each corresponding to a half day of content. Topics to be explored are:

  • How love leads to inner peace and peace with others.
  • Why the Bible can be called “the road map to family peace.”
  • How to attain peace even when suffering illness, economic problems, natural disasters or other difficulties. 
  • What people from around the world are doing to enjoy peace.
  • Why friendship with God can lead to true peace.

The convention will conclude with the exciting presentation, “Universal Peace is Sure to Come!”

All are invited to attend the event by going to jw.org on the web or JW Broadcasting on the free JW Library app available for iOS or Android, or on streaming platforms like ROKU TV, Apple TV and others. The program is free and accessible to all. The schedule for download and global streaming is listed below.

For more information, please contact Jehovah’s Witnesses United States at (718) 560-5600 or pid@jw.org.

Program DayDate Available for Streaming or Download from JW.ORGDates Congregations Around the Globe will Unitedly be Viewing the Program 
Friday MorningJune 27July 2-3
Friday AfternoonJuly 4July 9-10
Saturday MorningJuly 18July 23-24
Saturday AfternoonJuly 25July 30-31
Sunday MorningAugust 8August 13-14
Sunday AfternoonAugust 15August 20-21
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